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Gold Rush BBQ

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661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-483-3137
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11:00 - 21:00
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wesford
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We had a delicious meal at Gold Rush. My husband had ribs whic were tender and delicious. I had a sirloin steak which was cooked as ordered and delicious. Sides were very good: mac and cheese, cole slaw and mashed potatoes. Dessert was great: peanut butter pie and (?) Dynamite cake (an oatmeal cake, very large and different than your... More 

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Florida, United States
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I've been several times. Always had good service and good food. Usually pretty quick to get in and out. Nice atmosphere.

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Thank Erin R
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Always a go to with family. The bbq is excellent especially the pork belly sandwich. The service is great with any staff member willing to help with refills. You can tell it's family operated. Also, the kids eat free on Monday during the summer!

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Thank fishandtee
North Port, Florida
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269 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Stopped here for lunch before heading to the beach. Really liked the atmosphere, mining themed and felt like we were in Tennessee. Waitress was very nice, went over specials and got our drinks. She seemed to be the only one waiting tables, but was keeping up. It started getting busy after we ordered, I can imagine this place gets quite... More 

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1 Thank icemodeled
Venice, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is a local gem. BBQ is wonderful with a fun atmosphere. Service is great, and there is something for everyone. Definitely a local favorite.....

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1 Thank carla s
Wayne, Michigan
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I still to this day understand the hype. We must always get the one bad waiter, old ribs, over done chicken. Had to flag down other waiters for help. Didn't quite get the order right, as usual. We try it once a year always hoping for better, but not. The bill is big for being disappointed.

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4 Thank friendly h
Venice, Florida
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166 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

restaurant was good. typical BBQ place. lots of parking. service was good. large place to hold any crowds.

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2 Thank speedg00se
Venice, Florida, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I was impressed with the way all of the servers help each other. It saves a lot of time when you need something such as the bill, take-home boxes, etc. One of the servers showed us the cajun corn on her way by to a table in front of us. We are sure to get an order of that on... More 

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1 Thank 941Deborah
Venice, Florida
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We eat here occasionally and I believe their ribs are the best on the Suncoast..,the ribs are "meaty" and are prepared just right...very tender and tasty..,sauce to meet your taste..,the Mac and cheese side is to die for

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1 Thank Byron H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Visited today. I am on business from the UK. This place was outstanding. Frank was my assigned server and he did a great job. The food, the surroundings, the atmosphere was all superb. I will be back tomorrow!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 22
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-483-3137
Description
Gold Rush BBQ is a family own and operated restaurant located in Venice Florida for 15 years. Each year we have been voted best BBQ in Venice. We offer Ribs, Chicken, Steak, Sandwiches and Fresh Seafood. Dine in , Carry out and catering is available. Hope to see you soon !

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